Monday, February 15, 2010

Hold Onto Your Underwear

This Is NOT a National Emergency | The Smirking Chimp:

Good article! "In 2008, 14,180 Americans were murdered, according to the FBI. In that year, there were 34,017 fatal vehicle crashes in the U.S. and, so the U.S. Fire Administration tells us, 3,320 deaths by fire. More than 11,000 Americans died of the swine flu between April and mid-December 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; on average, a staggering 443,600 Americans die yearly of illnesses related to tobacco use, reports the American Cancer Society; 5,000 Americans die annually from food-borne diseases; an estimated 1,760 children died from abuse or neglect in 2007; and the next year, 560 Americans died of weather-related conditions, according to the National Weather Service, including 126 from tornadoes, 67 from rip tides, 58 from flash floods, 27 from lightning, 27 from avalanches, and 1 from a dust devil."

When you read the article you will see that there were NO deaths from commercial airplanes falling out of the sky. None. The weather, yes, the weather killed more people than two airplanes would hold. Good article, but there are far too many people in our US of A that will not look at data and prefer to see the sky is falling.
The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming!

34,017 fatal vehicle crashes ??? Wow! That adds up to 94 people a day, which means 3 deaths per hour or 1 every 20 minutes. I'm staying home.

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